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abc 7 news, washington weekly. on your side. >> and tonight we're days away from the first and only vice-presidential debate and the candidates are preparing for the big matchup. >> politicians from both parties are weighing in on who they believe will come out on top. >> the countdown to joe biden and paul ryan's faceoff in danville kentucky, has begun. the vrnings p. candidates are preparing to go -- the v.p. candidates are preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's first presidential debate. >> i think the v.p. debates are very important and paul will do a good job but joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding policy. and he's a good order. >> after president obama's poor showing against mitt romney in denver this past week, democrats are counting on biden to pull out a win. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on. he's in touch with the american public. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> romney's former debate coach
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gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very prepared. >> biden says he's ready. >> all debates are tough. but i'm looking forward to it. i really am. >> foreign and domestic policy issues will be in play thursday night. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6 election. i'm christina mugler reporting. >> this thursday's vice-presidential debate may actually end up being the most watched v.p. showdown to date. >> that's due in large part to presidential debate that still has many people talking and we're joined by political deputy white house edward isaac dovar. thank you for being with us. how damaging was president obama's performance during the debate on wednesday is this >> a lot of people have been very concerned about it on the democratic side. and very excited about it on the republican side. because it really did change
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the tone of where things were for the past few weeks. the president was moving up in just about every estimation. and he had a real lackluster performance. let romney dominate things when it came to substance as well. and it has changed the mood of the race for sure. >> but that said, also something that might have changed the mood of the race a little bit, were those unemployment numbers that we had on friday. 7.8% unemployment. goes back to where the unemployment rate was when the president came into office. big impact? >> it's hugely symbolic for the president. that he has now not overseen a loss of jobs. on his watch. but 7.8% is still not a good unemployment number. not where anybody would want it to be. and that's where the president is suffering through. that being said, he also had a big fundraising month. $181 million. which is more than he himself -- he had had the fundraising record from four years ago.
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$150 million. $31 million over that. that's a huge amount of money. that goes not just into advertising but into field operations for the campaign. a lot of get out the vote stuff which will be important in the last month. >> another thing is very important is the v.p. debate this week. how big of an impact do you think this could have and sort of change -- turning the tide? >> vice-presidential debates are usually not the top billing performance of a presidential election. but this time around, we had a real important debate last week. this is a debate where there could be a change in the way that the momentum feels for the president of joe biden has a really good debate, and is able to defend the president's record and come out aggressively against paul ryan and mitt romney's record. and mitt romney's proposals. but if he doesn't, and paul ryan is able to take the upper hand, then it's going to be a continuation of a real bad news situation for the president. >> a lot of pressure on biden. >> that's for sure.
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>> edward isaac bovair. thank you. >> during wednesday's presidential debate we debuted new tol developed at the university of maryland -- debuted new technology developed at the university of maryland so you can weigh in on the debates. an instant reaction is a brand new tool telling what the people are thinking as the debates are happening. in real time. abc 7's kris van cleave on how it can work. >> use your smart phone or ipad app and in real time you can respond to what's going on during the debates. we tried it out last night for the first time. we got a huge response. nearly 22,000 individual reactions. that's an average of 243 a minute. with people using the app that you're loorg at. and from those reactions that you submit on your app, we get this. thrs the entire debate, what you -- this is the entire debate, what you liked and when you thought the candidates were dodging or spinning. we can look at just what gotch romney was saying -- what governor romney was saying or president obama was saying. you can also zoom in at a
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particular moment. this was during the closing statements of the debate. >> that's how we cut taxes for middle class families and small businesses. that's how we cut a trillion dollars of spending that wasn't advancing that cause. >> here is the president's closing statement. and you can see at any point in there, we'll get a sense of how many people were agreeing, how many people were disagreeing. if people thought the president was spinning. or dodging a point. and you can see, put them side by side and look at the president's closing statement or governor romney's closing statement. let's hear a little bit from the governor now. >> i will not cut our commitment to our military. i will keep america strong. and get america's middle class working again. >> while the governor was making those statements, 164 reactions came in to us at that they agreed with what the governor was saying. and also tell you that about the same time, 144 reactions were disagreeing with what governor romney said. so he actually got more likes during his close than the president. he also got more disagreement
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than the president did during his closing statement. now, we have all of this online and we're going to do this again during all of the debates. all you need to do, go to on your smart phone or your tablet. the app is right there. you don't have to download anything. and you just click a button. and we would love to hear your thoughts. kris van cleave, abc 7 news. >> a little girl nearly lost her life in seconds. >> but thatchingfully the story has a happy ending -- but thankfully the story has a happy ending thanks to swift action. adam? >> a chilly start to our monday morning. i'll be back with the details and let you know if it's going to warm up at take away his toys
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>> a look at some of the stories we will be covering this week. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky sentenced on tuesday. sentencing after a hearing determines whether or not he's a sexual -- sexually violent predator. sandusky's sentence could add up to 100 years. >> also in court this week, 11 florida a&m students will stand trial in connection with the death of robert champion. the students are facing criminal charges in the alleged hazing before the drum major collapsed and died died last year. >> and thursday is a big day. the vice-presidential debate, vice president joe biden and republican vice president nominee ryan will face off in danville kentucky. you can watch it starting right here at 9:00 p.m.
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>> a 4-year-old girl, how a guest at a party jumps into action to save this young life. >> meteorologist adam caskey is back with a look at your work week forecast. tomorrow things could get really cold. but thirst, the federal hot minute. as we move into the government's new fiscal year, here are just a few noteworthy headlines concerning the business of government. "l.a. times" was one of several publications reporting that the security executive order will be issued soon. federal computer week ran a story questioning if d.h.s. is ready to take the lead on cyber security. and the white house issued a proclamation making october the cyber security awareness month. ran a story asking if republicans are wavering on their approach to the proverbial fiscal cliff. for contractors, washington technology ran several noteworthy articles. talking about rebranding his company accenture. and an articulation of the challenges facing contractors
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and the perils of the federal buyer focusing on lowest price. and in that other presidential race in washington, teddy, with the help of the philly phanatic, won the fourth inning race at the washington nationals game. go nats. go to when we switched to fios, we got better tv, better phone, better internet. it was like somebody like took our computer shook all the junk out of it. we're actually getting more for our money with fios. [ male announcer ] it's time to get more for your money. upgrade to verizon n fios internet, t tv and phone with our best price online.
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>> an arlington family says c.p.r. saved their daughter's life and hope her story will inspirers to get training. the girl was released from the national rehabilitation hospital friday after a five-month recovery. >> 4-year-old delaney is a typical little girl who loves barbies and princesses but the fact she is able to take these steps and speak these words -- >> help me. >> is nothing short of remarkable. this was delaney just a few months ago. >> she had a cooling blanket on her. she had tubes coming out of her mouth. and there was no -- nothing
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that looked like delaney on -- in that bed. >> during a pool party in may delaney nearly drowned. >> in the evening, she fell in the pool. we think she was probably under for one to two minutes without any oxygen. >> dr. jason deluigi jumped into action. >> she did not have a heartbeat. she was not breathing. and she was blue. >> he and her father performed c.p.r. million the ambulance arrived. >> i kept telling him, we'll get her back. just keep doing it. if we copy doing it, we're going to have your little girl back. >> through their efforts delaney started breathing again. and doctors say had delaney not received the correct form of c.p.r., in those crucial moments right after her accident her prognosis would have been very different. >> because they knew how to do it correctly. that's what saved her life. usually people that administer c.p.r. don't know how to do it correctly and it can hurt more than help. >> the most recent c.p.r. guidelines begin with chest
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compressions to get blood flowing first and the way it's performed is different for children. >> the depth of chest compressions, the weight of chest compressions and the rate of breathing and depth of breathing. >> delaney can be back to the way she was before the accident thanks to dr. deluigi's life-saving treatments. >> a skill that everybody should have, really. but particularly anybody with children. >> all right. let's talk about the weather. damp and dreary today. the same story tomorrow. just -- >> a repeat. >> but not as wet but cold. and the leaves are starting to change especially out west. my friend barbara sent me this great picture. taken from a place along the blue ridge. you're overlooking -- not there in the distance, the colors are starting to change. and of course that time of year. i want your photos and share them with everybody. you can email me at acaskey
11:53 pm or hit me on facebook. the good luck, right? we are a cheesy family. often. seriously. 50 in the district, 45 in dulles 39 in winchester. 43 in couple brland. 43 in hagerstown. 39 in winchester. it is going to be a cold start to our monday. look at this. down in the 30's. in those suburbs. gaithersburg 37 tomorrow. winchester, about 37 as well. romney, 35. cumberland tomorrow morning, closer to 34 degrees. so a chilly start to our day. the coldest air since april. the coldest air in six months here in washington. 43 i thinkwithin the beltway. and in the district. so tomorrow afternoon, temperature wise not all that different from what we had today. in the low to mid 50's for high temperatures. mostly cloudy. the rain tomorrow is going to be very light. and widely separated. and confined mainly to the second half of the day. in the afternoon and evening hours. a little bit closer to 60 by
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tuesday with some sunshine at that point. nats come back to town on wednesday. good day for baseball. 71. and closer to the average high temperature. for the most part, this week will be running unseasonably cool. >> all right. >> g
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>> an unusual link between post partum depression and breast cancer. natasha barrett a look at the findings and why mothers shouldn't panic. >> ok. >> a young wife to 4-year-old
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chris from sterling. one day at work, she received a phone call that changed her life. >> he basically -- you have breast cancer. and i was just like, you're kidding me. >> just 32 years old, bate was healthy and now diagnosed with breast cancer. her first thought was not being around for her son. >> i want to see -- wanted to see first day of graduation and kind garden. -- kindergarten. >> she had a bilateral procedure. >> i couldn't teach him to ride the bike or other things. >> breast cancer is uncommon in women as young as bate but a risk of breast cancer goes up in the five years or so after she has a child. and one third of the 25,000 cases diagnosed in women under 45 are incidents of post partum breast cancer.
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>> some speculation that it may be the hormonal surges and fluctuations during pregnancy that may stimulate the growth of some pre-existing abnormal cells in the breast. >> bate is doing well now. but right now, she isn't sure about expanding her family. >> i think at this point for us it's just making sure that i'm here for what i fought for. which is my husband, and my son. >> doctors say they don't want these findings about post partum breast cancer to scare young mothers. most cancers in women right now are diagnosed when women are in their 60's. and much more research that needs to be done. natasha barrett, abc 7 news. >> all right. that will do it for us here on
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